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Theodore Arthur Woerthwein

About Me

Woerthwein & Miller has practiced law for over 40 years.  Our Mission is to provide legal assistance to our commercial and residential Clients to help retain their properties as long as legally possible and help them find solutions available under the law and help rebuild their financial future.


The preservation of your home/commercial property and assets is our passion and our mission.  Our field of expertise includes the range of distressed property issues, short sale transactions and counseling clients in re-establishing their credit and becoming debt free and mortgage free.


Foreclosure defense is a rapidly-changing area of the law requiring comprehension of general principles of real estate law, loss mitigation, mortgage loan securitization, negotiability of notes, and bankruptcy.  


Woerthwein & Miller is a consumer rights Law Firm with a primary focus on foreclosure defense and loan workout agreements.  The Firm is dedicated to defending borrowers against lenders and collection Companies.  

The Firm litigates against unscrupulous lenders and collection companies in search of the most equitable outcome for our clients. The Firm works to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice available to ensure that our clients make informed decisions as it relates to their legal rights and obligations in their debt related transactions.

We are a results oriented Law Firm. We effectively couple litigation with loss mitigation to achieve economically advantageous outcomes for our Clients without bankruptcy.   


We are an acknowledged leader in the field of Foreclosure Defense litigation and negotiation, predatory Lending and general debtor’s rights representation.  


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Birth Injury: 20%
  5. Foreclosure: 15%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • John Michael Borcia

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    John Borcia Personal Injury Attorney
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  • William Hilton Ridings Jr

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    William Ridings Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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Contact Info

Woerthwein & Miller

70 West Madison Street / Suite 1515
Chicago, IL, 60602

1401 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

Woerthwein & Miller

22634 Grand Avenue
Suite 107
Waukegan, IL, 60085

Woerthwein & Miller

20180 Governors Hwy
Olympia Fields, IL, 60461



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Community AppreciationGov't of the Republic of Indonesia1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWoerthwein & Miller1983 - Present
Litigation CounselQuaker Oaks Company1975 - 1983
Felony Trial AttorneyIllinois Cook County1971 - 1975
Active DutyUnited States Army1965 - 1968
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Foreclosure Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1976 - Present
Seventh Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice1975 - Present
Supreme Court of IllinoisAdmitted to Practice1971 - Present
US District Court, Northern ILLAdmitted to Practice1971 - Present
Council for DisabilityBoard of Director1970 - Present
Federal Trial BarMember1970 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Deutsche Bank v. Bodzianowski (11 cv 1950)Foreclosure Case Dismissed with Prejudice
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Publication NameTitleDate
ebooks.comMotion to Dismiss for Lack of Standing2012
Published CaseLVNV Funding, LLC v. Trice2011
Published CaseLalvani v. Cook County2005
Published CaseLalvani v. Cook County2003
Published CaseAnest v. Audino2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Ripon CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workshop SeriesFighting Wall Street Banks2012
Workshop SeriesCredit Card Defense2012
Disability Rights CommitteeDisability Rights2012
Trial Lawyers CollegeCredit Cards-Debt Scavenger Defense2010
National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionCompetition Judge2010
National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionCompetition Judge2008